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The cast of Nitrous Oxide poses before rehearsal.

Nitrous Oxide strives to improve gender representation in comedy

Savannah Bond November 8, 2022

Students in Theatre Ink’s sketch comedy show Nitrous Oxide have been focusing on increasing gender equality in comedy performances. Over the last several years, directors of Nitrous Oxide, a sketch...

Junior Sonia Murthy and sophomores Amelie Raynes, and Anna Scales work on creating costumes for the upcoming musical Godspell.

North’s stage crew works to provide setting, context to Theatre Ink shows

Leah Ziskin October 24, 2022

Whether musical or improvised, the glitz and glamor of every show put on by North’s theater program, Theatre Ink, is evident in its polished and well executed shows. But behind the finished product,...

Marchers in New York

Feature: Student voices present at People's Climate March

The Newtonite October 3, 2014

by Elena Schwartz The People’s Climate March took place Sunday, September 21, two days before world leaders, including president Barack Obama, attended a climate summit at the United Nations. Millions...

Schedule overload: How to balance academics

Schedule overload: How to balance academics

The Newtonite October 1, 2014

by Isabel Joyce Whether a student is entering this school for the first time as a freshman or coming in with three years of high school complete, there are several anxiety-inducing facets of school life...

Senior Maddie Bledsoe doing Crossfit

CrossFit club provides short, intense workouts

The Newtonite March 28, 2014
The lack of time in students’ increasingly busy lives causes many students to forsake . . .
Use and abuse of Adderall: Students describe experiences, adults comment on drug usage

Use and abuse of Adderall: Students describe experiences, adults comment on drug usage

The Newtonite January 24, 2014
The SATs were fast approaching. He knew, of course, that the three hour and 45 minute test would require as much concentration as possible. Yet, he also knew that this type of intense focus had always escaped him.
School Holidays: An Oxymoron?

School Holidays: An Oxymoron?

The Newtonite October 7, 2013
As a banner hanging in Main St. reading “Respect, Diversity, Individuality” advertises, this school community is far from homogenous. This diversity entails a wide range of religions practiced by the student body and the faculty, and each religion comes with its own dose of high holidays.
Senior Sam Mayer, far left, second row, attended Milton Academys Mountain School during second semester of the 2012-13 school year.

For students, semester-long educational programs becomes a popular option

The Newtonite September 23, 2013
Hike mountains. Chop trees for firewood for the night. Camp overnight in the woods in two foot snow, then try to find your way back home using little more than a compass, a map, and your knowledge of the outdoors. Speak a little Spanish, then, go to Advanced Placement (AP) United States History and do your IDs. Rinse and repeat.

Administrators, teachers consider balancing consistency, equity and creativity

The Newtonite February 25, 2013
There has been an ongoing debate in the world of education on how to create consistency in the curriculum and equity in grading while allowing for teacher freedom.

Girls' track coach served as special agent, cooked with Julia Child

The Newtonite February 11, 2013
The girls’ indoor track team recently won their 19th league title in 25 years. This legacy has brought pride to the team and to the school, and even more so to the man who started it all.
Seniors in the Mr. 013 competition dance to Gangnam Style Thursday, Jan. 24.

For contestants, Mr. '013 competition proves a night to let loose

The Newtonite February 6, 2013
by Alex Feit Before he would walk the runway in a pink tutu and prance onstage, senior Jonathan Kim had a few choice words to say to his competitors. “The other contestants should have better things to do with their time than lose a competition,” he said. “I’m in it to win it.”
MIAA plans to drop boys' gymnastics

MIAA plans to drop boys' gymnastics

The Newtonite February 6, 2013
Starting next school year, boys’ gymnastics will no longer be recognized as a competing sport in Massachusetts.
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